Camp Kiffin definitely impresses Jay Hughes

For one Mississippi High School prospect it was evident that the Tennessee camp was definitely different from the others he has attended. Jay Hughes grew up around Tennessee coaches Ed Orgeron and Frank Wilson, he rejoined them in Knoxville for the Volunteer's Skill One day camp two weeks ago. Go inside to see what Hughes had to say about Rocky Top.

Camp Kiffin is all about competing.

For one Mississippi High School prospect it was evident that the Tennessee camp was definitely different from the others he has attended.

Jay Hughes grew up around Tennessee coaches Ed Orgeron and Frank Wilson, he rejoined them in Knoxville for the Volunteer's Skill One day camp two weeks ago.

"I loved it," Hughes told InsideTennessee.com "I couldn't believe how many great athletes that were there."

Hughes has been to camps at LSU and at Mississippi State and according to the standout athlete from Hattiesburg, there was no comparison how the camps were ran.

"The LSU camp was no where near as good as the one at Tennessee," Hughes said. "A lot more top athletes were at the Tennessee camp, a lot more talent."

Another difference in Camp Kiffin and the other camps Hughes has attended is the energy and enthusiasm.

"At Tennessee I actually got winded," Hughes said. "Everyone was flying around the ball at UT, going full speed in all the drills, the other camps were a lot more laid back."

Hughes, who refers to Orgeron and Wilson as family, also enjoyed his time on the Knoxville campus.

"It was really nice," Hughes explained. "It's on river, everything is in walking distance. It was a lot better than I expected."

Another difference at the UT camp was how many reps he got compared to the other camps.

"I got a lot more reps at Tennessee than I did at LSU," Hughes said. "The camp was very high energy at UT."

While many may think that Mississippi State has the edge in Hughes recruitment, since his father Tony his the recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs, it appears that another SEC school might have the lead for his services.

"I have kept my favorites a little low keyed, but the one school that might have an edge right now is Vanderbilt," Hughes said. "They are recruiting me the hardest. I know I can get a great education there. Mississippi State is definitely up there along with Tennessee at this point. I liked LSU at one point, but my interest is dropping there."

Where does Tennessee stack up?

"They were my first offer," Hughes said. "I will always remember that. Coach O and Coach Frank are like second fathers to me. It may be a tough decision before everything is said and done."


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